BROOKINGS – South Dakota 4-H members received national recognition during the 2019 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships held in Grand Island, Neb. June 23-28.

Of the 659 youth from across the United States who competed, 36 were South Dakota 4-H members who qualified during the 2019 4-H Spring Shoot in Pierre and the 2018 4-H Fall Shoot in Mitchell.

Among the South Dakota teams who received national recognition was the South Dakota Air Pistol team. Air Pistol placed fourth overall, fifth in Slow Fire and second in Silhouettes. Eli Fanning of Hand County placed eighth in Silhouettes, Tee McAmis of Butte County placed fifth in Silhouettes and seventh overall and Kenzee Schafer of Jerauld County placed fifth overall and was eighth in Slow Fire. The air pistol team was coached by 4-H volunteer Art Kneen of Sanborn County.

South Dakota Small Bore rifle team members that also competed include Brooke Wika, Dane Wika and Brayton Mack of Brookings County and Evan Ohlrogge of Sanborn County. The Small Bore rifle team was coached by Tom Smith, a Lawrence County 4-H volunteer.

All states represented at the 2019 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships with complete teams (a team in each of the nine disciplines) competed for a sweepstakes award, of which South Dakota placed seventh.

For more information on 4-H shooting sports, contact John Keimig, SDSU Extension Youth Safety Field Specialist by email or call 605.688.4167.

…Check out a photo in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

Delaney Zoss takes her horse, Tuffy, through the pattern in Junior Stock Seat.

Tuesday, June 18, the first quad county horse show was held in Jerauld County. The judge was Joe Rowe of Sioux Falls. The weather was great. A total of 29 4-Hers participated in the day’s events.

…See the results and more pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

The annual 4-H Special Foods Contest was held recently on May 29 at the 4-H Building in Forestburg. Ten 4-Hers spent the day showcasing their culinary talents.  Judging the contest this year were Margo Edwards and Maria Feldhaus, 4-H Youth Program Advisor for Miner County.

This unique contest gives the youth a chance to prepare a recipe from any of the five food groups.  4-Hers are challenged to learn about nutrition, prepare a menu, set up an attractive place setting, use proper food safety procedures and be judged on the final food product.  Youth are allowed a total of 90 minutes to prepare the recipe, complete a place setting and interview with the nutrition judge.  

Results for the 2019 Special Foods Contest and the special dishes prepared:

Purple: Wyatt Arhart – All-Star Pork Meatballs, Hope Baysinger – Egg Bake Cups, Shay Bechen – Strawberry Banana Smoothie, Lane Burkel – Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza, Victoria Hoffman – Egg Bake, Brooklyn Larson – Strawberry Surprise Smoothie, Memphis Moody – Surprise Smoothie, Elisha Schultz – Vegetable Lo Mein, Isaiah Schultz – Moo Shu Vegetables, Cole Wilson – Peanut Butter Protein Delight

…Read some recipes and see photos of the event in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.